77. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether consideration has been given to the representations made to him by the county council of Lanarkshire in respect of supplementary allowances to old age pensioners; and whether he is in a position to make any statement regarding the proposals submitted from the conference held on 7th March?
I have been asked to reply. I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the resolution, conveyed by letter dated 20th March, which was passed by the Conference of Public Assistance Authorities in Scotland at their meeting in Glasgow on 7th March. The resolution was received by me on 23rd March. It is receiving urgent attention, and a reply will be sent as soon as possible.